What are the surgical treatment options for Bell palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) (IFP)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Danette C Taylor, DO, MS, FACN; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Surgical treatment options include the following:

  • Facial nerve decompression

  • Subocularis oculi fat lift

  • Implantable devices (eg, gold weights) placed into the eyelid

  • Tarsorrhaphy

  • Transposition of the temporalis muscle

  • Facial nerve grafting

  • Direct brow lift

See Treatment and Medication for more specific information regarding pharmacologic and other therapies for Bell palsy.

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